Why The Persecuted?
Imagine facing torture and death for just five words—"I believe in Jesus Christ."
This is a reality for more than 245 million Christians today. They often face physical violence towards themselves or loved ones—or lose homes and jobs because of their faith in Jesus.
Their burdens are not meant to be carried alone. We want to see persecuted Christians experience fellowship with the Body of Christ as their needs are met—and find renewed strength to follow Christ.
Christians are the #1 most persecuted people group on earth
Every 6 minutes, a Christian is killed for following Jesus Christ
58% of the more than 7 million Iraqi and Syrian refugees are Christians
What the Bible says
Although thousands of miles may stand between us, our persecuted brothers and sisters are as much our family as our own flesh and blood—and we are called to bear their burdens with them.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
When we care for those suffering for the sake of Christ, we are caring for Christ Himself.
“The King will say, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’”
Jesus promised that His church would never be put to shame—no matter what kind of opposition we face in this earthly life.
“...I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”
Following God’s Call
We saw the need, and we knew God was calling us to do something. But we didn’t know God was orchestrating a movement.
The Need Is Great. You Can Help.
Your gift today will provide vital support and much-needed encouragement to persecuted Christians.